Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Sir David Simmons, has defended the manner in which he introduced the name of the West Portland MP, Daryl Vaz, into the proceedings yesterday.

Sir David yesterday read into evidence an unsubstantiated entry in a police diary, which stated that Christopher Coke and his family were hiding at Mr. Vaz’s private residence in May 2010.

This as the security forces moved to arrest him, aheasd of his extradition to the United States.

Sir David asked Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake, if there was any evidence to support the record on the police log.

DCP Blake testified that the claim was never verified.

An angry Daryl Vaz demanded an apology, saying his name was mentioned in a thoughtless manner.

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But today Sir David declined to offer an apology, saying Mr. Vaz should instead be grateful.

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According to Sir David, the enquiry is mandated to explore reports made concerning where Christopher Coke was during the May 2010 operation.

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